Kids' academic camp registration is open

  POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College will hold five Summer Kid’s College day camps in June and July on the Poplarville campus.
  The Wildcat Way 2 Adventure camps are partially funded by a grant of $8,775 from the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation and will give kids opportunities to learn about the environment, robotics, gravity and the universe, creative writing and the library.
  Registration deadline for all of the camps is Friday, May 13. Water and fresh fruit snacks will be provided for all camps.
  The camps are as follows:
  •June 8 – Go-Enviro! for students in third through fifth grades, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Technology Center multi purpose room, $15. Students will have a day of mostly outdoor activities discovering which bugs are friends, how to filter water and how to use sand to make art. Students must bring a sack lunch and sun screen, bug spray, hat and extra snacks are recommended.
  Lead instructor will be Jeanne Allen, environmental scientist with the EPA Gulf of Mexico program at Stennis Space Center. Students will receive a Gulf Awareness patch from the EPA. Drop-off begins at 8 a.m.
  •June 27-30 – LEGO! MY ROBOtics/Mindstorms ADVENTURE for 3rd-5th grade, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Technology Center multipurpose room, $85. Students will work in teams to build a LEGO robot and program activities for it. Drop-off begins at 8:15 a.m.
  •June 28-30 – Discover Your Science Superpower for 4th-6th grade, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Science Building, $45. Students will explore, analyze and learn about the amazing power of gravity and static electricity, explore the magnificent powers of the sun and moon and learn about insects and reptiles. Drop-off begins at 8 a.m.
 •June 29 – See You in the Funny Papers! for 7th-9th grade, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Seal Hall Room 111, $20. Students will explore creative writing and storyboard animation. Students must bring a sack lunch. Drop-off begins at 8 a.m.
  •July 1 – Library Learning Kids Adventure for first and second grade, 8-10 a.m., third and fourth grade, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Johnston Library, free. Students will enjoy fun reading activities, scavenger hunts and computer activities and receive a copy of the book they read.
  For more information, telephone Brenda Wells at 601 403-1379 or 601 403-1420 or go to for applications.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.